Vanessa was born and raised on Marco Island, FL. She and her boyfriend, Jeff, relocated to the Charlotte, NC area in August 2018. Vanessa studied ecology and wildlife conservation at the University of Florida and has volunteered at humane societies, wildlife sanctuaries, and wildlife rehabilitation centers in SW Florida. She began her career with Banfield in 2017 working as a veterinary assistant/shift lead, and quality medicine and care are paramount to her. Vanessa enjoys working on her cars, road-tripping, mountain biking, and camping with her boyfriend and two dogs, Enkei and Laska. She also enjoys reading and Netflixing with her cat, Kahlua.